ANGELICA SYLVESTRIS 'EBONY'
This fabulous new bee and butterfly plant is the darkest of any angelica we have ever grown. Exquisite, almost black, finely-cut shiny leaves are held below heads of darkest purple buds opening to delicate sprays of pink flowers. This plant caused mayhem when originally shown at Chelsea and comes satisfyingly true from seed, although the odd seedling may have less intensely-coloured foliage. It is important to wait for full development of the plant to obtain darkest pigmentation. Very few fertile seeds are ever collected.
For best results, sow seeds as soon as you receive them in a cool place onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. These seeds can be very slow indeed to germinate, and sometimes they wait for spring before emerging whenever they are sown. Do not use any artificial heat in an attempt to germinate them as it may simply disrupt their germination mechanism. Please be very patient, and do not discard the seed pan, no matter how long it takes for germination to occur.
Common name:syn' vicars mead
Seeds / gram:400 (Approx)